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How Much Do Celebs Make For Private Appearances?

Celeb Appearances Cost a Pretty Penny, Part II

We already know that some celebs aren't making quite as much as they used to, but others are still making serious bank. Mariah Carey has tripled her stock since 2006 from $1 million per private appearance to $3 million! Pamela Anderson has learned that time is money, increasing her fee from $75,000 to $250,000. Maybe butterflies and boobs just never get old?! I'm not sure how much Pam charged for hosting the NYE party at Pure, but she's not the only blonde who's paid to party. Even Golden Girl Rue McClanahan (man-hungry Blanche) earns anywhere from $25,000 to $35,000 to make an appearance.

It's really none of my business how millionaires choose to spend their cash, and I can't help but think if I were one of them, I'd be tempted to rent, say, Brad Pitt. Maybe there's even a discount if you don't want them to actually do any talking? Kidding, kidding. How do you you feel about the "rent-a-celebrity" business? Do you think it's a waste of money that could go to other causes, or is there a price you would pay to have your favorite celeb show up at your front door?

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elfrog98 elfrog98 9 years
Seriously, there are pros and cons to everything, but my overall assessment is that it's a WASTE. I have felt really strongly for quite some time about the ways people waste amazing amounts of money. MTV's cribs always pissed me off whenever I'd channel surf across it. Do they know how many needy people they could feed with all the garbage they're showing off? Rent-a-celebrity is the same way. Yes, it may help draw attention to a cause sometimes, but more often than not it's just a status thing. There are so many better things that money could go towards.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I would LOVE to party with Rue McClanahan!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
that sure is a lot of money! are businesses able to make that back with the amount of sales these celeb appearances generate? impressive!
cassedy04 cassedy04 9 years
i can understand that the celebs want their fees for appearing - as much as we hate it, the public makes them a commodity and you can't completely blame them for capitalizing on it. however, the fees they charge are a little out of hand....
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
3 mil?? Wow...
AmyDanielle AmyDanielle 9 years
I think if you were a business, or someone who is trying to get their name out to the general public, this is a GREAT marketing tool! Everyone knows, when celebs are out mingling with "normal" people, they are put in the news, along with the business name or individuals name. But for "normal" people (like me)....if I had that type of money I would want to up the look/food/cocktail areas, not hire a celeb!
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
Look at Le Deux here in Hollywood. it was just another hollywood club. easy access, no biggie. the girl from the Hills go there, and all of a sudden everyone and their 40 year old, but thinks she 20 year old mama goes there. and they have this LONG line now. and i think the door fee is more as well. and it is still the same Le Deux, a bunch of girls standing around, not wanting to dance, and a bunch of guys talking about how they're gonna "smack that". (shakes head) but at the end of the day, the club owners need and want to make money, and it works.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
It's not a waste if you're a business owner. celebs cause press and media frenzy. which equals exposure with your club, restaurant, clothing brand, product, whatever. when you own a businss your product may be great, but it's nothing if no one knows to come an buy it or enjoy it. with the nightclubs NYE is their biggest $$$ making night. parties are at least $200 to get into. and you want everyone at your club, (because ppl are more apt to buy those $500 bottles of Moet, and reserve VIP). For instance, Vegas had SOOOO many clubs jumping off for NYE, but how many of them had Pam Anderson, or Paris Hilton?? see, on NYE ppl want to be at the hottest place, and the celebs make the party "seem" hotter. trust me, the club owners made up for what they paid Pammy. it's not a waste, it's an investment.
Grantz Grantz 9 years
Well, ex presidents usually get 6 digets for all their speaking engagements. Tiger Woods is paid a million dollar appearance fee to just show up and play in some golf tournaments, abroad. I personally think celbrities deserve appearance fees according to supply and demand. Celebrity endorsements, have obviously been good financial investments throughout the history of commerce. Cheers~ Grantz
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
Great marketing! There are a lot of star crazed people out there who will go to a club just for the chance to rub elbows.
chynablue chynablue 9 years
Its a marketing investment. If you see a return, it wasn't a waste. If you just want to brag that a celebrity was at your birthday party, then it IS a waste.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
pam am is so trashy
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I would never do it personally, even if I was loaded. It's easy to understand from a business perspective why clubs etc do it. Paris Hilton was paid a reported $1m to promote a new beer here in Australia a couple of years ago. Haha, watching her party for a million dollar paycheck made my skin crawl! Even worse, I believe the beer company got more than the publicity they paid for. I'm not going to mention their name, out of principle. :P
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
If that is how a company wants to spend their money, then whatever. I wouldn't ever pay someone to show up though.
sugardoll83 sugardoll83 9 years
I wish someone would rent me for an evening. I mean, as a celebrity would be rented. Starting bid is... $5 an hour. Anyone, anyone? :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd say that it's a huge waste of money unless it mkes your club popular for a while and brings in a lot more money than you spent on the celeb.
Everythingandme Everythingandme 9 years
I want to get paid to party too!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Such a waste! Although if I was fmaous and peopel paid me to go to their events I would be all over it :)
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
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